JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - There are good starts and then there's Warren's start against Jamestown, N.Y. on Tuesday.
The Dragons (6-4, 4-1 Region 7) scored seven first-inning runs - including five with two men out - during an 8-3 victory over the Raiders at Jamestown High School.
"We really couldn't have asked for a better start," said Warren coach Rick Eaton. "I was very happy with scoring five runs with two guys out. Eddie (Ord) worked a nice bases loaded walk then we got a couple of clutch hits that gave us some breathing room early."
Collin Fantaskey started the game with a single and stole second before scoring on Tanner Stanz's RBI hit. From there, the Dragons loaded the bases and made it 2-0 when Ord drew the aforementioned walk.
After an RBI single from Carter Cerra made it 3-0 and kept the bases jammed, Austin Schwanke ripped a two-run single to center. A third run scored on the play when Jamestown committed an error and Warren led 6-0. The final run of the inning was driven home on Fantaskey's second hit of the frame.
While Warren would get only one run on four hits the rest of the way, it hardly mattered as pitchers Carter Cerra, John White and Tanner Teconchuck combined to limit the Raiders to just three total hits.
Warren's junior varsity team collected 15 runs on 17 hits and improved to 7-2 on the season with a 15-6 win over Jamestown. Ryan Gustafson tripled and Mitch Dorunda, Sammy Sherrard and Will Bablak all doubled for the winners.
A busy week for the Dragons continues Wednesday and Thursday with road games in Corry and General McLane respectively.
WARREN (8): Fantaskey, 2b-rf, 4-1-2-1, Stanton, rf-c, 4-0-0-0, Stanz, ss, 4-1-2-1, Hultquist, 3b, 3-2-1-0, McIntosh, lf, 3-1-1-1, Fasenmyer, c, 2-0-0-0, Teconchuck, 2b-p, 2-0-0-0, Ord, 1b, 2-1-0-1, Cerra, p, 1-1-1-1, White, p-rf, 1-0-0-0, Schwanke, cf, 3-1-1-2, Totals: 29-8-8-7
JAMESTOWN (3): Haberberger, 2b, 3-1-1-0, Johnson, ss, 2-0-1-0, Sisson, p, 3-1-0-0, Westley, cf, 2-1-1-1, Hanes, dh, 3-0-0-1, Miller, 1b, 0-0-0-0, Guzman, rf, 2-0-0-0, Tyra, ph, 1-0-0-0, Haase, lf, 2-0-0-0, Kindberg, lf, 1-0-0-0, Dehner, c, 3-0-0-0, Stam, 3b, 2-0-0-0, Tobias, ph, 1-0-0-0, Totals: 25-3-3-2
Warren 700 000 1 - 8 8 3
Jamestown 000 201 0 - 3 3 3
2b-McIntosh (W). WP-Cerra. LP-Sisson.
Junior varsity game
Warren 500 404 2 - 15 17
Jamestown 001 400 1 - 6 8
2b-Dorunda (W), Sherrard (W), Bablak (W), Latona (J), Rizzo-Walker (J). 3b-Gustafson (W). WP-Bradley. LP-Foe.